Skip to content

How not to show likes on Instagram

Rate this post

How not to show likes on Instagram: After reading my guide on how to like on Instagram, you started showing your appreciation for the content posted by the users you follow on the hugely popular social network of the Meta group. However, to safeguard your privacy, you would like to prevent others from seeing the content towards which you show your appreciation: in short, you are wondering how not to show likes on Instagram and you would like to know if I can give you a hand.

No problem: if this is the question that brought you here on my blog, know that in the next paragraphs I will show you how you can make your Instagram account private and choose which users to allow viewing your content, including “likes “. In addition to this, then, I will explain how to block specific users and prevent them from controlling your “movements” on Instagram and also how you can hide the number of likes on the posts that appear in your feed.

Note: even if you set your Instagram account as private or block specific users on the social network, the likes you put on public posts will still be viewable by everyone. Furthermore, if a user is a follower of a profile within which you have put “Like”, your like will be freely visible by the latter. Having clarified this, let’s get down to business.

How not to show my likes on Instagram

Let’s start by answering the question that got you about this tutorial – that is how not to show the likes I put on Instagram – analyzing all the possible solutions available.

Put the private account on Instagram

As I already mentioned at the beginning, the only way to do not show “likes” on Instagram And set your account as private: in this way only approved followers will be able to view the posts, likes and comments you release within the platform.

Keep in mind, however, that as I already mentioned at the beginning, while activating the setting that allows you to make your Instagram profile private, the likes you put on public posts will still be visible to all users and it will also be possible to view yours. username under liked posts.

Also note that setting a profile as private is not retroactive. This means that the current followers of the account will be automatically authorized to access it and, therefore, will continue to view your content, including likes. To prevent the display of “Likes” to a follower already active on a profile that has been made private, the latter must be blocked (I will tell you about this procedure further on). Here’s how to proceed.

  • From mobile – login from the Instagram app for Android or iOSpresses the icon oflittle man or on thumbnail of your profile photo (bottom right), tap on the symbol (≡) located at the top right and select the items Settings> Privacy and move up ON the switch lever located next to the item Private account and your account will be made private. If you want to make your profile public again in the future, all you have to do is go to Settings> Privacy and move on OFF the switch located in correspondence with the item Private account.
  • From computer – log into Instagram from his web version or from his own Windows applicationclick the thumbnail of your profile photo (top right), click the entry Settings in the menu that opened, click on the wording Privacy and security located on the left. Finally, check the box next to the item Private account (if requested, confirm your intentions by responding to the warning that appeared on the screen). To return to having a public account, simply go to the section in question and remove the check from the relevant box regarding the activation / deactivation of the private account.

For more information on how to put your private profile on Instagram, I refer you to reading my guide on the subject.

Block a user on Instagram

How not to show likes on Instagram

Do you want to prevent the display of “likes” to a follower who followed you before you made your profile private? If so, you can block the user in question through the specific function integrated on Instagram. Don’t worry, the user will not receive any notification of the block; it will simply no longer be able to find your profile, your posts or your story on Instagram, nor view your “likes” (unless you like posts shared by public accounts or by people followed by the blocked user).

The procedure can be done easily both from the official Instagram app for mobile devices and from its web or desktop version.

  • From mobile – log into your Instagram account on your device Android or iOS and search for the user you want to block by pressing the icon of magnifying glass and writing the username In the search field appeared at the top. Pigia, therefore, on first name of the latter (in order to view its profile), tap on the symbol (⋮) located at the top right and, in the menu that appears, tap on the item Block. You will be asked to confirm the operation: then presses on the item Block [nome utente] and the new accounts it might create and finally, tap on the button Block. You can unblock a user at any time: to do this, go back to his profile, press the button (⋮) and, in the menu that appears, first select the option Unlock (twice) and then Ok.
  • From computer – log into Instagram from his web version or from his own Windows applicationsearch for the user to block using the search field placed at the top and, once on his profile, click on the symbol (…) which is located in correspondence with the item “Follow” and select the item Block in the opened menu. Confirm, therefore, by clicking on the button Block present in the opened box and that’s it. If you have second thoughts, you can unblock the user at any time: to do this, go back to his profile, click on the button Unlock and then confirm it by replying Unlock to the box that appears on the screen.

If you have performed the procedure I have just described correctly, you will see a message confirming that you have blocked the selected user. I remind you that, despite having blocked the user, he will continue to see your “likes” and the comments you leave on posts shared by public accounts or by the account that follows.

If you need some more clarification on how to block on Instagram, you already know what you need to do: consult the in-depth analysis that I just linked to.

Archive posts

How not to show likes on Instagram

If you have liked some of your posts or if you do not want other users to see the likes you have received on some of the content you have shared in the Instagram feed, archive posts may be the right move for you. This practice allows you to remove posts from your feed, but you can still see them in the section Archive of your account, as I explained to you in this other guide.

Please note that posts can only be archived by taking action from mobile. Then proceed to access your Instagram account from its app for Android or iOSgo to your profile by pressing thelittle man or on thumbnail of your profile photo (bottom left) and locate the post containing the likes you want to hide and therefore you intend to archive. Finally, tap his previewpress onicon (…) placed in the upper right corner of the same and then select the item Archive in the opened menu.

To view the post just archived, then, presses the button (≡) (top right), select the item Archive and (if necessary) select thepost archive via the menu above. If you want to restore the view of the post archived just now, all you have to do is tap on his previewpress the symbol (⋮) located at the top right and then select the wording Show in profile.

If you have any doubts or problems, learn more by reading my tutorial on archiving photos by Instagram.

Remove likes

How not to show likes on Instagram

Remove likes it is another method to hide the likes placed on Instagram and it is also the only one that actually guarantees you the absolute certainty that no one will be able to see this information (since, in fact, the likes you are going to remove will no longer exist). Here’s how to do it.

If you want to proceed from mobilelog into Instagram on your device Android or iOSpresses the icon oflittle man or on thumbnail of your profile photo (bottom right), tap on the symbol (≡) located at the top right and select the items Settings> Accounts> Posts you like.

Then tap onpreview of the content you want to unlike, press on the symbol of little red heart attached to the chosen content and that’s it. Then repeat the operation for all the other posts you want to remove the like put.

From computer unfortunately it is not possible to view all the posts that have been like (so I suggest you to act from mobile, for sheer convenience). In this case, in fact, after logging in to Instagram from his web version or from his own Windows applicationyou have to click on the symbol of little red heart related to the post you found.

For more information on how to see all the posts you’ve liked and how to unlike Instagram, check out my insights on these topics.

How not to show the number of likes on Instagram

Hide like number on Instagram

If, on the other hand, you are going to do not show the number of likes on Instagramas you are not interested in knowing how many users have liked the posts of others, all you have to do is activate a special setting of the photographic social network, available only from the mobile app.

First, log into Instagram from its app for Android or iOStap on thelittle man or on thumbnail of your profile photo (bottom right) and tap on the icon (≡) (top right). Next, go to Settings> Privacy> Posts and finally move up ON the switch located in correspondence with the item Hide the number of likes and views.

To restore the display of likes and views, just go to the section of the Instagram app that I have just indicated and then move to OFF the appropriate switch.